The best MacBook Air case will not only protect your MacBook Air safe from scrapes and scratches on that beautiful finish, but will also allow you to add your own personal flair to your MacBook. Unlike the best MacBook Air sleeves, you can keep your case on while you're working, so you're never without protection, and you're always working in style. Here are the best MacBook Air cases available today.
Note: These cases were made for the 2020 MacBook Air models. Since the 2022 M2 MacBook Air has slightly different dimensions, the hard shell cases may not fit. However, sleeves will fit just fine. Instead, check out the best cases for MacBook Air M2.
Keep that MacBook Air safe and sound with a case or sleeve
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This durable case comes in an incredible display of different, vibrant, patterns and images to choose from. It features stylish, painted, designs, and heat resistance. It’s perfect for those that want to add some extra flair to their MacBook Air. It has a soft, frosted, bottom shell, that’s vented to dissipate heat. This two-piece case is lightweight and easy to snap on. Plus, purchasing this case also comes with a matching keyboard cover, one screen protector, and one tiny cleaning brush.
This CiSoo case comes in a large assortment of pretty floral designs. It features a matte, frosted cover, and 3D UV printing, to provide a gorgeous, durable, case. Its two pieces are easy to snap on and off, and this purchase comes with a matching keyboard cover, screen protector, and dust plugs to protect all of your MacBook Air's ports.
Hard plastic protection
With a ton of designs and colors to choose from, the IBENZER MacBook Air case is as simple as protection gets. The hard plastic case is bound to protect your MacBook Air from any minor scuffs and scrapes, and it's even vented on the bottom to help with airflow, so your MacBook Air won't struggle to keep cool.
Keyboard cover included
Minimalist in design, this clear polycarbonate case covers the top and bottom of your MacBook Air, preventing scratches and minor scuffs from damaging your laptop. The case even raises onto the sides of the device, so it should help protect the corners as well. The ProCase also includes a silicone keyboard cover to keep crumbs and other debris from getting into the keys.
If you're looking for a case that can make a splash, the MOSISO MacBook Air case comes in many different eye-catching patterns, so your MacBook Air can stand out from the crowd. With a precise cutout for all the ports along the side, it's easy to charge, plug in peripherals, or listen to music via the headphone jack. MOSISO even throws in a keyboard dust cover and a screen protector.
Tilt your MacBook
The Pro Case slim hardshell case is made of two layers that snap together, surrounding your MacBook Air in total protection. The hard anti-scratch coating will prevent your MacBook Air from getting dinged up, while the heat vents in the bottom should help the MacBook when you're pushing it to its limit. It also comes with little legs that act as a stand so you can angle your device for a more comfortable typing experience.
Grip and protection
If you ever work on slick or uneven surfaces (like your lap), then the Kuzy non-slip MacBook Air case is perfect for you. It's made of hard plastic that's soft to the touch, and the non-slip feet along the bottom help ensure your MacBook Air stays put while you're working.
If you prefer a rugged look and want to take comfort knowing your MacBook Air is protected as much as possible, the IBENZER Hexpact is a great case for you. It's a dual-layered protection system that consists of a hard case to prevent scratches and scuffs and a soft impact-resistant rubber bumper that protects the MacBook Air from damage.
Excellent color selection
This simple laptop sleeve will fit just about any 13-inch laptop; the polyester fabric and fluffy interior will keep it safe from harm when you're on the go. It comes in dozens of colors.
A MacBook Air case for everyone
As we mention in our MacBook Air with M1 review, the laptop is extremely light and portable, and the best MacBook Air cases mentioned above are a significant investment to keep it looking great and free from scuffs. Don't forget; these cases only fit the MacBook Air — if you use a MacBook Pro, you'll need the best MacBook Pro cases. The newer MacBook Air (M2, 2022), which we recently reviewed, is shaped differently. Though the width and depth match the previous models, the height is different. Instead of the wedge shape ranging from 0.16 to 0.63 inches, the 2022 model has a uniform height of 0.61 inch. This may affect the fit of the cases on this list so make sure to double check before purchase.
For the MacBook Air, our top pick is the Batianda Design Case, because of the large assortment of incredible designs it comes in, and it's vented shell, which helps your laptop stay cool even during the most intense workloads. Plus, you also get a matching keyboard cover, screen protector, and cleaning brush. It's an excellent 4-in-1 deal, and a great value.
Of course, if you want protection because you're worried you'll damage your MacBook Air, the ProCase slim hardshell case will quell your fears. Its multi-layered design is perfect for absorbing shocks, and its hard shell will keep scratches at bay.
Lastly, if you're mostly looking for a case that adds a little pizzazz to your MacBook Air, the MOSISO MacBook Air case has a ton of colorful designs to choose from, making it the perfect accessory to glam up your tech.
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.